Patricia “Patty” Banker, 81 of Thorndike passed away on November 17, 2020. Patty was born on March 16, 1939 to the late Lauriston Sr., and Harriet Hustus. Patty was born in Brooks and lived there until age 4 when her family moved to Thorndike. Patty was a talented writer and painter who loved horses and spending time with her family. She published two novels telling the story of a fictional Farewell’s Corner which many would say resembles Thorndike. Patty was predeceased by her parents, her husband Richard Banker, her sister Lois Austin, her brother Lauriston Hustus Jr., and her 3 brothers-in-law, Everett Williams, Ernest Austin and Darwin Ludden. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Chris and Cathy Banker, her sisters Inez Williams and Jacquie Ludden, her grandchildren Todd Lawrey and his family and Alan Kunesh and his family along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday November 23, 2020 at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast ME 04915. Visiting hours will be from 10am to 11am at which time the funeral prayer service will begin. Burial at Center Cemetery in Thorndike will immediately follow. Family has requested that donations in Patty's memory be sent to Thorndike Congregational Church, 8 Gordon Hill Road, Thorndike, ME 04986. State of Maine guidelines do require that all those in attendance wear face coverings and if you have traveled outside of the state of Maine in the last 14 days, you will not be allowed inside the building. We kindly ask that if you suspect that you have been exposed to Covid-19, are feeling unwell or show any symptoms of Covid-19 that you do not attend any of Patty’s services. You may share condolences or memories at www.ripostafh.com.